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Project Finance Analyst

Dubai, United Arab Emirates · Accounting/Finance
Job Scope:
Responsible for providing financial expertise throughout CLIENT’s capacity procurement process. This includes developing detailed risk/benefit analysis to inform decisions relating to potential projects or asset acquisitions, conducting market analysis to ensure CLIENT procures capacity at least cost and ensuring financial due diligence and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. 
Job Responsibilities:
Project Finance
  • Conducting the project financing dimension of CLIENT’s procurement tendering and award process in coordination with the Project Financing Department Manager. This includes:
  • Developing project financing requirements for incorporation into capacity procurement tendering documents
  • Reviewing, in detail, the viability of financial structuring options submitted by potential developers in coordination with the CLIENT Projects Team, Commercial and Project Finance Department Managers
  • Developing detailed risk/benefit analysis for potential asset acquisitions
  • Conducting due diligence and credibility checks against potential partners
  • Evaluating capital structures and financial arrangements, ensuring compliance with applicable UAE and international laws and regulations
  • Building financial models for new capacities and life extensions
  • Supporting the communication of financial analysis to senior management and leadership stakeholders to inform bidder selection and contract award
  • Assisting CLIENT during financial negotiations with industrial developers/technology providers
  • Ensuring all relevant documentation and information is provided to Commercial and Project Finance Department Managers and Capacity Procurement Director in obtaining General Secretariat of the Executive Council (GSEC) approval of award recommendation
  • Supporting and monitoring the financial close of approved projects in coordination with relevant financial institutions and government bodies
  • Conducting detailed market analysis to identify and evaluate project finance developments, ensuring CLIENT continues to procure capacity at least cost
  • Building and maintaining strategic relationships with financial institutions, promoting CLIENT as a reliable counterparty for capacity investments
Department Business Planning and Performance
  • Contributing to the development and achievement of department key performance indicators (KPIs) and targets
  • Providing and seeking colleague feedback and coaching opportunities to continuously enhance capabilities and skill-set
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Masters’ Degree in any related field is preferable
  • Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 7 years of project financing experience, preferably in the power and water sector
  • In-depth understanding of project finance evaluation techniques and practices, including applicable international laws and regulations
  • Strong commercial acumen and negotiation skills
  • Good understanding of the Gulf region and its financial institutions and unique project financing requirements/ constraints
  • English language is mandatory, Arabic speaking is an advantage
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